A New arms race?

President-elect Donald Trump responded Thursday to a comment by Vladimir Putin that Russia should boost its nuclear forces that “the United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability.” When asked to clarify what he meant by his Twitter post, Trump replied, “Let it be an arms race.” In an interview with MSNBC, Trump declared, Mussolini-like, “We will outmatch them at every pass and outlast them all.”

Putin responded to Trump’s comment by saying that “it’s not us who have been speeding up the arms race.” Putin added that Russia’s nuclear missiles could penetrate any missile defence.

Trump spokesperson Sean Spicer said that Trump will not “allow” other countries, including Russia and China, to step up their nuclear capabilities, and that there will be no new arms race.


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